Physical Disabilities

Adults and Children

Signs and Symptons

The following links provide information on selected physical disabilities, as well as, information on how to help.

Arthritis and Related Diseases External link

Arthritis is actually an umbrella term used for a group of more than 100 medical conditions. The Arthritis Foundation web site provides facts on arthritis, the different forms, and management principles.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease External link

This American Lung Association web site provides information on the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Multiple Sclerosis External link

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society web site provides information on the symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatments related to multiple sclerosis.

Neuromuscular Diseases External link

This Muscular Dystrophy Association web site provides information on the characteristics, age of onset, progression, and other information related to muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

Spinal Cord Injury External link

This State of Wisconsin web site provides information regarding the prevalence, causes, and costs of spinal cord injury in Wisconsin. There is also a link to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Stroke External link

The National Stroke Association web site provides information on stroke prevention, risk factors, symptoms, types, and recovery.